Jun 242013

We’ll see you by 4:00pm at American GI Forum, 1717 Federal Blvd – for our 5-6pm performance at Tyvon’s Graduation Party (No Kris, Copland, & Trevor; Matt will cover; blue/slacks). We will dismiss there around 6:30pm.

I’m very sorry for the extreme lateness of the rehearsal time, but due to Kris and Alec’s schedules, we’ll need to go from 8:30 until 11pm on Sunday, June 30th (No Copland).

Bre, Please bring your drum set and put it next to Colton’s, so you can start learning all our tunes. If you can’t bring your set, please let me know, so I can let Colton know to bring his.

The following selections are a concern right now: New Orleans Stomp, Five Foot Two, Marchand De Poissons (too fast), I’ve Found a New Baby, Indiana, Caravan, and After You’ve Gone (too fast). Overall, please check that our tempos are correct and don’t go too quick. We have got to do a much better job with dynamics, too! Everyone must step up their memorization work, especially the vets in preparation for our European tour.

Vets – Please realize that all late trip payments must be turned in, at the very latest, by Sunday June 29th.

Vets – Please bring any past due trip payments, if you have not already done so.

It’s important that all families participate in our King Soopers fundraiser, if at all possible. This fundraiser greatly contributes to our financial aid, uniforms, supplies, and trip expenses. Dottie will have the gift cards available for purchase – just give your $25 check to Ed, and he’ll get it to her. Please bring $25 in cash, or a check made payable to the Denver Jazz Club, for each card you would like to purchase. Remember, you just use the card, same as cash, at King Soopers and Loaf & Jug (great for gas purchases!), each time you shop. Then we get 5% of the sales – you can’t beat it! You still earn your points and gas discounts as long as you use your King Soopers Rewards Card, along with the gift card. Thanks for all your support!!

All dates and driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page.

The set order and reference recordings can be found on the Downloads page

These are our available performance dates. Please let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates:

June 29 (No Kris, Copland & Trevor), 30 (No Copland)

July 1-3 (No Adam & Copland), 4 (No Copland), 5-13 (Vets in Europe), 14-16, 19-20 (No Adam & Trevor), 21 (No Trevor & Kris; No Adam & Alec until 3:15pm), 22-24 (No Trevor or possibly Alec), 25-27 (No Kris, Jake W, Trevor or possibly Alec), 28-29 (No Kris or Trevor), 30 (No Trevor), 31 (Tyvon & Alec’s last day; No Kris & Trevor)

August 1-8 (No Adam & Trevor), 11-12 (No Adam)

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

-Saturday, June 29: (4-6:30pm) Tyvon’s Graduation Party Performance [American GI Forum, 1717 Federal Blvd] (No Kris, Copland, & Trevor; Matt will cover; blue/slacks) 
-Sunday, June 30: (8:30-11pm) Special Late Rehearsal (No Copland)

-Thursday, July 4: (10:30am-2pm) Holly Creek Community, 5500 East Peakview Ave, Centennial 80121 (No Copland, maroon/shorts)

-Friday, July 5 through Saturday, July 13 (European Tour) [Vets only]
-Sunday, July 21: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm, Senior awards) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm) [No Kris & Trevor; Matt will cover].
-Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27: Workshops and performances [Friday: 8:30-9:30pm at Evergreen Christian Church; and Saturday: 1:30-2:30pm Workshop Performance at the Lake House] at the Evergreen Jazz Festival (No Kris or Trevor; Possibly no Alec; Matt will cover) [Colton’s parents have offered to have you stay at their house fron Thursday through Saturday, if you’d like – just confirm back to me, so I can let the Sparks family know].
-Wednesday, July 31: (4:00-8pm) Evergreen Lake Concert (5:30-6:30pm set) [No Kris & Trevor, Matt will cover; Senior Celebration Dinner #1]
-Sunday, Augusr 4: (2:30-5pm) Special early rehearsal
-Saturday, August 10: (1-3pm) Flesher-Hinton Music Store Customer Appreciation Day (No Adam, Last Day for Kris, Cameron, Tim. & Colton)
-Saturday, August 10: (3-4:30pm) Senior Celebration Dinner #2 [No Tyvon & Alec]

-Sunday, August 18: (2-9pm) DJC Annual Picnic Performance (Littleton home)/Rehearsal [New Band]
-Monday, September 2: (10am-6pm) Avo’s Jazz Festival (Ft. Collins) [New Band]

-Sunday, September 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal [New Band]

-Sunday, September 29: (9am-5pm) Performance at the Summit Jazz Festival (Red Lion SE in Aurora), followed by a Performance at the 2013 Bergen Carnival (Bergen Valley Elementary School, Evergreen) [New Band]